Three-time Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi, on Friday has taken responsibility for Congress' poor performance and announced that he is stepping down.
The announcement came in the wake of the election results that shows BJP stealing the show with over 323 seats, a very safe majority. The Congress, in retreat, has admitted defeat.
The 33-year-old BJP party has secured the best ever victory in its history, while the story of Congress' 2014 election results will be narrated in double digits, its worst performance ever.
Assam PM's resignation comes after it was reported earlier that the outcome of the Parliamentary elections may cost him, his job. "I will stand by what I had asserted ahead of the polls. I will quit if the Congress gets less than seven seats. But I don't think I have to face that situation as I am confident Congress will win at least eight seats," Gogoi had said earlier according to DNA.
Soon after Tarun Gogoi announced he is stepping down, people took to Twitter to express their reactions, many of whom were happy that he will exit:
"Assam CM Tarun Gogoi" acceptd his defeat grcefully....not like othr congress leaders...well done sir !! — akshay bagrecha (@beinginsan) May 16, 2014